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Close-up of Ephedra gerardiana.

Ephedra americana

Author:  N. Wallich ex Carl R. Florin, 1933
Family:  Ephedraceae
Habitat:   Afghanistan; China: Qinghai, Xinjiang, Xizang; Northern India; Nepal; Pakistan; Sikkim; Tajikstan
Soil:   Mix
Water:   Medium
Sun:   Maximum
Height:  20-120 centimetres
Flower:   No, red cones
Propagate:   Seeds/Cuttings
Names:   -
Synonyms:  Ephedra gerardiana var. wallichii, Stapf.
Ephedra gerardiana
var. sikkimensis, Stapf.

This member of the Ephedraceae was given this name by Carl Rudolf Florin in 1933. It is found in high altitude: 3700-5300 m elevation from Afghanistan to China on dry and rocky slopes. It grows in a well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. It will grow up to 120 centimetres.

The close related Ephedra americana and it's red berries.

Ephedra americana seeds.